At 24.5 miles long Loch Lomond is Britain's largest inland stretch of water by surface area. The Loch is nestled in the heart of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, only 20 miles north of Glasgow.
Surrounded by mountains, wildlife, forests and glens Loch Lomond is the perfect place to visit for an open water swim this summer.
Loch Lomond is within easy reach of Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh, so make a weekend of it and visit one of Scotland's most beautiful and scenic areas.
GREAT SCOTTISH SWIM 10K
The Great Swim Series is delighted to announce a brand new challenge for those who enjoy long distance open water swimming. At the 2016 Great Scottish Swim there will be a newer, longer, bigger swim in Loch Lomond, which will give swimmers the chance to take on a 10k marathon swim.
Taking place on Friday 26 August 2016, this event is limited to 150 participants only, so if you're keen to take part it is recommended you read through the 'Are You Ready?' tips below.
The 10k will take swimmers on six laps of the existing 1 mile course and will have a 'pit-stop' after each lap to allow swimmers to come back on dry land to top up on drinking water and, if necessary, take a 5 minute breather before heading back in the water again.
The entry fee will include entry into the event, a 2016 Great Swim towel and event badge, as well as a finisher's pack and medal.
ARE YOU READY?
This swim is a challenging distance and should be considered carefully before entering. Please read the following:
1 You must be able to swim 10k, at least, in one session without stopping.
2 You must be prepared to be in the water for a prolonged period of time.
3 All swimmers taking on the 10k challenge must be able to complete the 10k swim continuously and unaided within four hours.
4 If swimmers have not reached halfway (5k) within two hours they will not be allowed to continue.
5 Swimmers should be aware that the safety team have the right to extract them from the water at any point around the course on safety and/or medical grounds.
For more information on the event and entry details for all distances visit the website at
If you are planning a stay here in central Scotland during late August in one of our self-catering holiday cottages, why not consider either entering one of the events or going along to Loch Lomond to support all those competitors who brave the waters.